Dropped Wallet Leads to Burglary Arrest

By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

CROCKETT – A dropped wallet has resulted in the arrest of a Crockett man on burglary charges.

Uvenerl Walter Davis, 50, was arrested for burglary of a habitation after a wallet containing his identification was discovered in the residence he allegedly burglarized.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Crockett Police Department officers were dispatched to a residence located at 917 Foster Dr. in Crockett on the morning of July 9 in reference to a possible burglary.

When the law enforcement officials arrived at the scene they met with the complainant who informed the officers she was looking after the residence while her father was in jail.

“She (the complainant) observed damage to the front door and her father’s generator was missing. While waiting for the police to arrive, (the complainant) located a Carrhart brand wallet inside the residence that belonged to Uvenerl Walter Davis,” the affidavit reported.

One of the officers at the scene noted he had been to the residence on occasion and had seen the generator in question while another officer observed the front door had fresh scrape marks as well as fresh wheel tracks leading from the front door to the street.

The complainant was asked if she had given anyone permission to enter the residence and she said she had not. Contact was also made with the complainant’s father at the Houston County Jail who confirmed he had not given Davis permission to enter the residence.

The wallet was entered into evidence at the Crockett Police Department and contained a Texas Identification card, a Social security card, a Texas Department of Criminal Justice Offender ID card and other identifying information for Davis.

Davis was apprehended on Monday, July 16 and charged with burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony.

According to Section 12.33 of the Texas Penal Code, “An individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree shall be punished by imprisonment in the institutional division for any term of not more than 20 years or less than two years. In addition to imprisonment, an individual adjudged guilty of a felony of the second degree may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000.”

Davis is currently held at the Houston County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at [email protected].

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